Bennet Joins Senate to Confirm New VA Secretary

Urges Secretary McDonald to Devote Attention to Structural Reforms, Completion of VA Hospital in Aurora

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his Senate colleagues to confirm Robert McDonald as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). Bennet met with McDonald earlier this month and stressed the importance of completing construction of the VA hospital in Aurora and fixing the systemic issues within the VA to provide veteran...
Biomass Removals from Public Lands Help Reduce Wildfires Suppliers May Qualify for BCAP Delivery Assistance Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that Eagle Valley Clean Energy, LLC in Gypsum has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accept biomass deliveries as part of the Biomass Crop As...

Bennet-Portman Pay-for-Success Measure Signed into Law

Bipartisan Bill Supports High-Performing Providers of Job-Training Services, Ensures Workers Equipped with 21?st Century Skills

A proposal from U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to support high-performing job-training services was signed into law yesterday. The Bennet-Portman provision in the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act will help improve federal job training programs by allowing state and local governments to di...

Bennet, Udall Press for Additional Firefighting Resources

Urge Senate to Supply Emergency Funds and Revamp Broken Fire Prevention, Management System

Amidst a record-setting wildfire season in the West, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today called for swift passage of the president’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million – accessible immediately – to fight wildfires. The Senators also called for a vote on...

Bennet, Udall Urge House to Seize Opportunity, Connect Four Corners Residents with Colorado TV

House Lawmakers Have Opportunity to Include Bennet's, Udall's Colorado NEWS Act in Bipartisan Telecommunications Bill

With the U.S. House of Representatives voting this week on the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 — a five-year renewal of various telecommunication and copyright laws — U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall urged the House to act on behalf of the people of Durango, Cortez and the Four Corners region to ensure resi...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the president’s signing of an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers. “When Americans go to work, they should be able to do so without the fear that they can be fired because ...
On the second anniversary of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today remembers the victims and pays tribute to the family and friends who continue to grieve. In the days following the shooting, Bennet spoke on the Senate floor to remember each of the victims. “Today, Col...